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on 15 June 2010
Just finished this book,and found it so interesting. From the history of code breaking to the winding up of Bletchley Park after WW2. The personalities of the people who worked there are brought out,maybe not fully,but give us an insight as to the atmosphere,the difficulties,the frustrations and the total secrecy of the place.
Just how the information was used,abused,and sometimes ignored,to the allies cost, was most fascinating, and tells us just how much more was going on in the background,of which the general public were totally unaware.
The devotion to duty was most impressive,especially as there were so many employed on this work. Would we find such devotion today in similar circumstances?
The description of how the codes were broken was absorbing and even amusing in parts as it told of the 'human factor' on the Germans part when sending messages. This was also not too technical so that you had no difficulty understanding the process.
I half expected this to be a tedious tale,but was pleasantly surprised.Definitely would recommend,especially for those just starting to get to grips with the 'Enigma' story,and its place in WW2 history.